The approval of our planning application will provide a number of contributions towards the local community as part of the proposed development. This will include contributions of around £260,000 to go towards Education, Cycling, Highways, Leisure, Public Art, Recycling and Offsite POS. Part of the development land has also been allocated for a new village hall.
The District Council will also receive payments under the New Homes Bonus scheme which can be spent within the local community.
Family find their dream home on the doorstep
Jason, Ruth and Harmony with Taylor Wimpey Sales Executive Amanda.
“Honeybourne is a lovely place and has everything we need – there are pubs, takeaways, a park and shops all within walking distance.
“There’s also a pathway from the development to the High Street which is really convenient, especially for our daughter Harmony, as she catches a school bus from the village centre.
“The entire Fair Acres development also has a good layout. It feels really spacious and there’s lots of greenery, as well as a playground – its design means it brings the community in rather than just sitting on the edge of it.
“We decided to purchase a new-build home because we have lived in a very old property for 18 months and we wanted somewhere that will be warmer and easier to heat. We also like the convenience that comes with a low maintenance brand new property.
“There are a number of new housebuilders in the area, but we really like what Taylor Wimpey is doing. The Fair Acres development features a range of different properties with a really spacious layout.
“The ‘Heydon’ design is nicely proportioned and the rooms flow well throughout. This design is also perfect for us as we have a spare bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, which is ideal for when our parents come to stay.
“Help to Buy enabled us to choose a bigger property than we would have otherwise been able to afford. The process was really straightforward and we built a really good relationship with the Taylor Wimpey staff. Our Sales Executive, Amanda, was really helpful – she kept us updated before the properties were even released for sale, so on day one of the launch we were there!”
Jason Fretter and Ruth Andrew, residents at Fair Acres
Chipping Campden School secures donation for sports facility
Chipping Campden School Headteacher, John Sanderson (Left) and Taylor Wimpey Sales and Marketing Director, Anne Wallace (Right) with the Chipping Campden School pupils on their brand new pitch!
We were pleased to provide a cash boost to Chipping Campden School in Gloucestershire towards the costs of its brand new sports facility.
Our £1,000 donation helped pay for the school’s new floodlit artificial grass pitch which opened earlier this year in May.
John Sanderson, who has been principal of Chipping Campden School for the past three years, says: “Taylor Wimpey’s donation has helped the school pay for the new sports facility which opened on the premises earlier this year.
“The school has been discussing the installation of the pitch for the past 15 years, and so when I became principal I wanted to find out whether we could finally go ahead with the plans.
“The overall project cost £555,000 and took approximately three months to complete. We received various grants to help build the pitch from Sport England and our local authorities and the school contributed £150,000 towards its construction. A further £140,000 was provided through funds set aside by school governors and trustees to make up the shortfall in costs.”
Chipping Campden School, which was first founded in 1440, teaches children aged from 11 to 18 and currently has approximately 1,250 pupils. It celebrated in 575th anniversary in 2015.
“Taylor Wimpey’s donation has gone towards helping us fully fund the new pitch,” says John. “Their financial support has been really helpful, as this facility is something that many people in the area can really benefit from.
“Pupils and staff have also been involved in raising money to help fund the new facility. We hosted a school open day in July with funds raised going towards covering the additional costs, as well as through parental donations on our JustGiving page.
“The school’s charitable trust has also agreed to match fund donations up to the value of £50,000 that are made until December 2015, so the money we receive until then will be doubled.”
The sponsorship came about after we approached the school to offer our support.
“We’re delighted that Taylor Wimpey got in touch with the school to offer their help,” adds John. “It’s fantastic to have a developer in the local area that recognises the benefit of helping young people.
“We have waited a long time for the new pitch – the sixth form students especially have been hearing about it for years – and we now have the best facility of its kind for miles around.”
The new full-size football and hockey pitch is quickly being established as an integral part of the local community.
John continues: “During school hours the pitch is used by our pupils, but from 6pm onwards the facility is available for the wider community to hire, and is used by many local teams for various sports including hockey, football, cricket and rounders.
“With Taylor Wimpey developing in the local area we feel it’s important to establish a positive relation with them, as many people moving in to the new homes in Honeybourne will look for good schools nearby.”
Anne Wallace, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Midlands, says: “We’re delighted to offer this donation to Chipping Campden School and support their efforts to raise money.
“The new pitch is fast becoming an important amenity in the local area, benefiting not only the pupils at Chipping Campden School but also the wider community, so we’re extremely proud to be involved in the project.”